The city of Hollywood, FL is located in Broward County, and was founded in 1925. The city enjoyed rapid growth in the 1950s and the 1960s, and now holds the rank of the twelfth largest city in Florida, with a population estimated at around 145,000 people. The city of Hollywood, Florida, has roots dating back to 1920, when developer Joseph W.Young, Jr. sealed the deal that got him one square mile of land. ON this small piece of Florida real estate, Young planned to erect a city. Initially, he called it Hollywood-by-the-Sea. Young had lived in southern California, and his architectural styles (a harmony of influences from Moorish to Spanish-eclectic) were heavily influenced by his background. This lead to city plans focusing on vistas and parks, wide boulevards and a fusion of architectural styles, all of which can still be seen in buildings throughout Hollywood today.
Every year, the Hollywood Historical Society holds a Founder's Day Celebration. Officially, Founder's day fall son August 4th (the birthday of Joseph W. Young, Jr.), but it is celebrated on the nearest Saturday or Sunday. Other cultural pursuits to be found in Hollywood are the Historic Hammerstein House, the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, and the Historic Downtown District.
Hollywood offers several school options, with public schools managed by the Broward County Department of Education. Public elementary schools include: Mary M. Bethune Elementary School, Boulevard Heights Elementary School, Colbert Elementary School, Driftwood Elementary School, Hollywood Central Elementary School, Hollywood Hills Elementary School, Hollywood Park Elementary School, Oakridge Elementary School, Orange Brook Elementary School, Sheridan Hills Elementary School, Sheridan Park Elementary School, Stirling Elementary School, West Hollywood Elementary School. Private elementary education is offered by: Nativity Elementary School, New Mirawood Elementary School, and a number of others.
Public Middle school options range from Apollo Middle School to Attucks Middle School, Driftwood Middle School to McNicol Middle School, and private high school include Hollywood Hills High School, McArthur High School and South Broward High School. Additional private school options are: Annunciation School, Aukela Christian Military Academy, Beacon Hill School, Calvary Kids School, Chaminade-Madonna College Prep School, Covenant Teaching Fellowship School, Ebony Village School, Hollywood Christian School, Little Flower School, Love Outreach Christian Academy, Parkway Christian School, Patty Cake Academy, Pembroke Park Montessori School, Phyls Academy, Point of Grace Christian Academy, Rainbow Montessori School, Sheridan Hills Christian School, St. Bernadette Catholic School, St. Mark's Lutheran School, Toddler Technology Academy, West Hollywood Private School.
Visitors to the area will find a wide range of lodgings available. Hotels are available near the beaches: Caribbean Resort Apartments, Sunrise View Motel, Coronet Motel, the Swan, Revere Motel, Ocean Mist, Paradise, Sapphire, Carousel Inn; and in Downtown: Ventura Inn Motel, the Towers, Lucky Boy Motel, the Hill Motel, Entrada Motel, and the Colonial.
Diversions are also wide ranging and plentiful, from beach and water fun: Aqua Sports, Adventure World, Scubafhish Charters, Delta Diving II; to parks and arcades: Zinkel Park, Three Islands Park, Stan Goldman Memorial Park, Mumford Arcade, Poinciana Park, Lucky Touch Arcade; to sports, hiking and outdoor recreations: Club at Emerald Hills, FunTyme Mini-Golf, Eco Grande, Gold Coast Roller Rink, Hollywood Beach Broadwalk; to theater and performing arts: Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center, South Florida Ballet Theater.
The city of Hollywood, Florida also has a number of fine dining options. For those seeking fine dining options, restaurants such as the Council Oak Room will cater to your culinary desires. Cafes and bistros in the area include: Coral Rose, Luce, Columbia's, Trieste Cafe, Megabite Cyber Cafe, and Bon Ami Cafe, as well as several others.
Nightlife hotspots range from casual pubs like Kelly's to bars with a more American feel, such as Coyote's Bar and G's Place. Other nightlife venues include Cleopatra's Palace, Octopus' Garden, Legends, Satoro, Vino and Sosta.
Transportation in the Hollywood, Florida area is covered by taxis, the nearby Ft.Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport and BCT (the county bus system).
Hollywood is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. As of 1 July 2007, the population estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau is 142,473. Founded in 1925, the city grew rapidly in the 1950s and 1960s, and is now the twelfth largest city in Florida. Hollywood is a Principal City of the South Florida metropolitan area, which is home to 5,413,212 people.